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Old August 13th, 2016, 07:49 PM   #7121
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Идеята за магистрален път, който да свързва Варна и Бургас е на поне 45 години. Заради липса на финансиране обаче и заради приоритетното завършване на съществуващите магистрали строежът му все се отлага във времето. "Черно море" (малко над 100 км) е част от паневропейски транспортен коридор 8 (Драч - Тирана - Скопие - София - Бургас - Варна) и поради тази причина може да кандидатства за евросредства. Заради ограничения ресурс от 570 млн. евро за пътища за целия програмен период обаче проектът ще получи пари само за подготовка.

Шефът на пътната агенция инж. Лазар Лазаров коментира, че пътят Варна - Бургас остава в дъното на списъка с пътни приоритети. Най-голямото предизвикателство несъмнено е магистрала "Хемус", посочи той. Сред топ проектите с европейско финансиране пък се нареждат тунела под Шипка и втория етап от обхода на Габрово (ще се финансират по програма "Транспорт"), както и изграждането на 4-лентов път след Драгоман и преди Сливница (част от пътя София - Калотина). За втория проект през есента ще се кандидатства за пари от механизма "Свързаност на Европа", каза Лазаров.
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I don't understand Bulgarian well, but afaik it will cost something like 570 mln euros, and there are big chances to get eurofunds, however, as for now, Hemus motorway, Shipka tunnel and Gabrovo bypass are priorities higher than this
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Old August 13th, 2016, 09:21 PM   #7122
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No, A5 between Varna and Burgas has zero chance to receive EU funds and it won't be built soon unless credit is taken for it. Moreover, it is treated with less priority in comparison to the other highways to be completed. The financial resources from EU will be enough only to finish A3.
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Old August 14th, 2016, 11:48 AM   #7123
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Bulgaria has recently asked EU for A7 Kalotina motorway funding.
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Old August 14th, 2016, 07:19 PM   #7124
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Bulgaria has recently asked EU for A7 Kalotina motorway funding.
There is no approval for A7 from EC for the time being, it is included though in the European Core network. The remaining sections of the highways should be built on small parts simultaneously as far as possible, not focusing on one highway alone before moving to the next.
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Old August 14th, 2016, 09:46 PM   #7125
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Guys, please, I need two more advices.
1) between Vidin and Montana, is it better to go through road n. 1 or nr. 11? Road nr. 1 seems to be the main road, but according to streetviewing it seems nr. 11 is in better condition.

2) What is the speed limit on motorway in Bulgaria. Because I have found incoherent information:

120 here: https://www.google.sk/maps/@41.71934...8i6656!6m1!1e1
130 here: https://www.google.sk/maps/@41.26676...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Wikipedia says it should be 140


Btw. what the hell is this?
https://www.google.sk/maps/place/Bul....48583!6m1!1e1
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Old August 14th, 2016, 10:53 PM   #7126
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That's Greeks keeping their promises.
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Old August 14th, 2016, 11:16 PM   #7127
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This is the semi-up-to-date map of the condition of roads in Bulgaria:

http://www.roads-bg.eu

According to it route number 1 is in better condition than number 11 (by which you assume you mean 11 then 112). If I were you I would choose route n1.

The speed limit in Bulgaria on motorways is 140 km/h, but almost everyone drives as if there was no speed limit. Either way I'm pretty sure you won't have problems with law enforcement as long as you have vignette.
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Old August 14th, 2016, 11:45 PM   #7128
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There is no approval for A7 from EC for the time being, it is included though in the European Core network.
I read in German media last week that API asked for EU funding. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any English report.
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Old August 15th, 2016, 01:08 PM   #7129
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I read in German media last week that API asked for EU funding. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any English report.
Glad to hear the highways in Bulgaria are reflected in German media from time to time. Could you please post that source, it will be interesting for me to see it.

Übrigens du machst ausgezeichnete Arbeit mit der Aktualisierung aller Strecken.
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Old August 15th, 2016, 01:23 PM   #7130
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Hemus motorway (A2)
The gov announced that will start a tender for a 16.5 km stretch b/n Belokopitovo and Buhovtsi.
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Sofia ring road, west arc update. Unofficial source says that opening is planned for 15 Sept.
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Old August 15th, 2016, 03:58 PM   #7131
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Glad to hear the highways in Bulgaria are reflected in German media from time to time. Could you please post that source, it will be interesting for me to see it.

Übrigens du machst ausgezeichnete Arbeit mit der Aktualisierung aller Strecken.
Probably the website nov-ost.info, it frequently comes up with news about road projects in eastern / southeastern Europe. However, it requires a subscription, which is expensive, almost € 500 per year or € 10 for a 15 minute search...
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Old August 17th, 2016, 10:43 PM   #7132
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Glad to hear the highways in Bulgaria are reflected in German media from time to time. Could you please post that source, it will be interesting for me to see it.
Well, it's just a news portal. Reading articles costs (a lot of) money but there's a short preview (and Google sometimes shows more info if you enter the preview text): http://www.nov-ost.info/index/Articl..._Kalotina.html. I misunderstood it. API wants that gov files an application...

It's usually a reliable source, e.g.: http://www.nov-ost.info/index/Articl...r_wachsen.html (it's what gogo30 reported on 15th August). It's sometimes a trigger to google for more info about a project...

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Old August 18th, 2016, 09:43 AM   #7133
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Struma motorway (A3), Zheleznitsa tunnel
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Bulgaria gets 17 bids for construction of 128 mln euro motorway tunnel

SOFIA (Bulgaria), August 16 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's road agency said on Tuesday it has received 17 bids for the construction of Zheleznitsa tunnel, on Struma motorway, which has an indicative value of 250 million levs ($141.6 million/128 million euro).

The tender envisages the construction of a 2 km tunnel, which will be Bulgaria's longest, as well as two bridges and adjacent roads with a total length of 2.5 km, the road agency said in a press release.

The works should be completed in 1,400 days.

The project will be implemented under the EU Operational Programme Transport and transport infrastructure 2014-2020.

In February, Bulgaria halted the tender for the construction of the tunnel acting on a complaint by local S&G Group concerning the tender documentation. In March, Bulgaria's competition regulator dismissed the complaint as unjustified.

The Struma motorway, with a total length of 173.28 km, is part of pan-European transport Corridor IV, linking Bulgaria's capital Sofia with the Greek border at checkpoint Kulata. Its construction is divided into four sections, of which three are completed: Dolna Dikanya – Dupnitsa, Dupnitsa – Blagoevgrad, and Sandanski-Kulata, while Blagoevgrad-Sandanski, which includes the Zheleznitsa tunnel, remains to be built.

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Old August 18th, 2016, 10:09 AM   #7134
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Meanwhile, it seems that the plans for the 15 km long Kresna gorge tunnel are abandoned for good. Reason: it's too expensive. The alternative project, that envisions to build a second parallel carriageway in the gorge, also is never to be built. Reason: the gorge is a protected area and any large scale construction activities are facing a strong opposition even at EC level. Now, API is coming with a new idea, to build a second carriage up in plateau at Stara Kresna village. This could be the solution of the saga, only the accents and descents could be too steep, as the plateau elevated at 600 m above sea level and the river is at 200 m.
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Old August 18th, 2016, 12:48 PM   #7135
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There may be some speed limits for that. Moreover, they could start to ascend already at Krupnik. Anyway, Bulgaria had already had similar problems on A2 near Sofia(I don't say the same, because A3 is more difficult there). I think they'll find the right solution, unless they are stupid
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What are the present-day traffic volumes through the Kresna Gorge? To me it is understandable to postpone such an expensive project until it's really needed from a capacity point of view. To address safety in the interim period, they could install a barrier on the two-lane road through the gorge. Not ideal, but better than a single project consuming all available road funding.
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I can´t cite the AADT, but the figures are relatively high for Bulgaria. The gorge is notorious for one the places with high number of accidents and deaths. Most of the accidents come as a result of overtaking in stretches with no visibility. Actually, installing a barrier has been already proposed, but in case of accident that will cause jams and the ambulances will not have access to the site of accident. Speed cameras and building a 3rd lane for overtaking of slow vehicles in 2 or 3 sections are better options to address the safety.

Anyway, Bulgaria is obliged to complete A3 in the current financial period (2014-2020). Our government signed such an agreement with EC and in case of a failure we have to return the funds for all the lots of A3, even for those built in the previous period. Of course, further amendments are possible and I personally doubt that EC will force us to return all these money, but the government has to show that they've done everything possible to complete A3.
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Old August 18th, 2016, 07:19 PM   #7138
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Struma motorway (A3), Zheleznitsa tunnel
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That was also reported by my German source yesterday: http://www.nov-ost.info/index/Articl...Abschnitt.html.

They've reported today that construction works for lot 3.3 should begin in September: http://www.nov-ost.info/index/Articl...st_weiter.html.

It's the 23km section b/n Kresna and Sandanski, isn't it?
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Well, it's just a news portal. Reading articles costs (a lot of) money but there's a short preview (and Google sometimes shows more info if you enter the preview text): http://www.nov-ost.info/index/Articl..._Kalotina.html. I misunderstood it. API wants that gov files an application...

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Ich spreche Deutsch, klar nicht so gut wie Englisch aber es geht. EN->DE ist schwieriger für Ausländer als DE->EN besonders wenn wir über business reden.

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Old August 18th, 2016, 08:13 PM   #7140
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entschuldigung für den off, aber ich muss dich etwas fragen.
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